TOWN OF RIVER FALLS REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Monday, February 2, 2015; River Falls Town Hall
Elected officials and staff present: Diana G. Smith, Chair; LeRoy Kusilek, Siri Smith, Joe Mahoney, Brad Mogen, Supervisors; Ruth Stern, Clerk; Rita Kozak, Treasurer; Jerome Rodewald, Zoning Administrator
The meeting was called to order by Chair, Diana Smith. Joe moved to approve the minutes of the January 19th town board meeting. LeRoy seconded. Motion carried. Brad moved to approve the minutes of the January 19th town caucus. Joe seconded. Motion carried.
Rita presented the February 2nd treasurer’s report. There is a money market balance of $963,578.29. The board directed Rita to set up a fire call payment plan with An Thuy Trieu. The board recommended that fire call information only be released to the individual(s) involved in the incident and not to other individuals or family members. Siri moved that the treasurer’s report along with the fire call recommendations be approved. Joe seconded. Motion carried.
Communications: Siri moved that the 2014 Zoning and Building Report be approved. The report lists six new homes constructed in the town during 2014 along with other remodeling and outbuilding projects. $7,780 in permit fees were collected with a total project value for the year listed as $2,021,590. Joe seconded. Report approved. Diana reported that David and Tami Gregg will be donating a memorial bench in Halverson Park. Diana reported that a building permit at N8057 920th St. would be revoked as it does not comply with building densities as specified in the ETZ Code.
Plan Commission Recommendations: The commission worked on wording for the moratorium on rezoning fees resolution.
CSM for Delbert & Caroline Hamilton: Postponed to the February 16th meeting.
Farmland Preservation Plan Update: Jerome mailed out approximately 110 letters to town residents owning land classified as A1 and A2 in the revised Town Farmland Preservation Plan. Rezone requests on these A1 and A2 properties will need to be filed with the town by April 15, 2015.
Moratorium on Rezoning Fee: A resolution that will temporarily waive rezoning request fees will be considered at the February 16th meeting.
Discussion on Abandoned Vehicles: Diana is working with the Town Attorney on this issue.
Creation of Employee Handbook: Diana requested that town department heads and elected officials (clerk/treasurer) submit a listing of contact numbers and procedures that are used in carrying out the major functions of each department/office. The board will begin working on an employee policy handbook at the next meeting.
Siri moved to approve payment of the February 2nd listing of bills. Brad seconded. Motion carried.